Software update: xMule 1.12.0

The eDonkey network can be used, among other things, to exchange files. In addition to the original client, eDonkey2000, an open source client has also been developed with the catchy name eMule. The latter is only available for the Windows platform, which is why LMule was started for the Linux platform at the time. However, the code was not as portable as hoped, so xMule was developed with support for FreeBSD, Linux, MacOS X, Solaris, and Windows. The development team recently released version 1.12.0 with the following announcement:

This release fixes all known bugs that have cropped up in xMule over the months. xMule now effortlessly connects to all known ED2K servers (incl. Razorback), crashes less, and over-all is a more solid client. Why skip 1.11.0? Well, stable releases are always even numbers and because of the wide range of files edited, we chose to up the minor version number.

Below are attached two binary tarballs. Simply extract one of them into / and you’re set. One uses a new, unreleased, wx 2.4 branch that is compatible with GTK+-2.8 while the other uses wxGTK 2.6.2. While wxGTK 2.6.2 is preferred, your mileage may be better with the 2.4.3, thus both are included.

Version 1.12.0:

  • FIXED: xMule should connect to all servers now.
  • FIXED: Some memory leaks due to incorrect memory freeing.
  • FIXED: Minimize to tray option is now saved.
  • FIXED: Server connection status icon.
  • FIXED: Server.with downloading.
  • IMPROVED: Code is much more readable in many source files.
  • IMPROVED: A lot of compiler warning fixes.
  • Upgraded to zlib-1.2.3 for better speeds and security.
  • Better wxWidgets 2.6.2 compliance.
  • Some AMD64 patches.
  • Removed some unnecessary files.
  • Many other minor improvements and fixes.

[break]The following downloads are ready:
xMule Linux Binary with wxGTK 2.6.2
xMule Linux Binary with wxGTK 2.4.3

Version number 1.12.0
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, Windows Server 2003
Website xMule
License type GPL